Finally Autumn

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Finally Autumn

Postby benbonsai » May 20th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Finally seeing some autumn colours.
Not much of a tree, but still pretty colours.
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby no idea » May 20th, 2017, 3:29 pm

:o :tu:
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby benbonsai » June 4th, 2017, 7:05 pm

Colours are still changing, when will it drop its leaves...
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby shibui » June 4th, 2017, 8:53 pm

It is a Chinese elm. Sometimes they don't drop leaves until the new ones come out.
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby benbonsai » June 4th, 2017, 9:03 pm

Really? I was hoping to do some work on it while it had no leaves, is it worth defoliating?
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby shibui » June 4th, 2017, 10:03 pm

That's up to you. Lots of leaves to cut :palm:
You can still work on it with leaves on - pruning, wiring, repotting, etc. Some leaves will fall off while you work but it does not matter whether they are there or not at this time of year.
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby benbonsai » June 4th, 2017, 10:57 pm

It was only so I could see the structure of the tree a bit better.
Might do it anyway, and yes it might take a while haha
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby Jdceng » June 5th, 2017, 6:19 am

Hi Ben

Nice color on the trees.

Could I suggest if you were thinking or re-potting the elm a bit later on, I would think that it would look great used in creating a penjing style on a mossy hill using a bonsai forest tray.

I know that some people would just love to own that including me.

have a look here there may well be an image here to give you an idea.
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=penj ... 96&bih=807
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby benbonsai » June 5th, 2017, 8:03 am

Thanks jdceng

It's funny you mention that, I actually purchased this shallow tokoname pot (not quite a tray) with the intentions of planting it on a little mound with moss. But I thought that the pot made the tree look too small. Maybe it's just me? I don't have the dimensions at hand but when I get home I might start a thread for this guy and do some photoshops with the pot.
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby Jdceng » June 5th, 2017, 2:53 pm

Hi Ben

That's a coincidence great minds think alike.

Try placing the elm as it is in the pot it's in. inside the tray it will give us an idea of the dimensions.
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Re: Finally Autumn

Postby benbonsai » June 5th, 2017, 3:02 pm

Yeah that's what I did, I'll do it tonight and post a pic
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